New York's The Living Room Relocating, Needs Your Help

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The venue that helped launch the career of Norah Jones and served as a second New York home for folks like Joseph Arthur, Colbie Caillat, Minnie Driver, David Ford, Jesse Harris, Ari Hest, Jesse Malin, Madeleine Peyroux, Ron Sexsmith, The Little Willies, Chris Thile, and Martha Wainwright is shutting its doors at the end of January. But owners of The Living Room, Steve Rosenthal and Jennifer Gilson, plan on reopening at a new location in the spring.

And that’s where they need your help.

“Though it saddens us to leave, this is not the end of The Living Room,” the owners said in a statement. “Although the skyrocketing cost of rent has made it impossible for us to keep our current location, we are actively negotiating a new space. We want nothing more than to keep the music going!

“The cost of building a club from scratch is considerably higher than it was when we moved from our first space on Stanton St. 10 years ago, and so we could use your help to fund the move and construction and be a part of the new Living Room.”

Donors to their Pledge Music project will receive anything from a $12 Live at the Living Room Vol. 3 CD to a $5,000 reserved table for a year.

The compilation will tentatively include songs from:
Amos Lee 
Glen Hansard 
Indigo Girls
Ingrid Michaelson 
James Hunter
Jim Lauderdale 
John Doe 
The Lone Bellow 
Family of the Year
Justin Townes Earle 
Matt Nathanson 
Melody Gardot
Nellie McKay
Sean Costello
Sean Lennon
Robert Ellis 
Sarah Blasko
Tony Scherr

Watch Lord Huron and Robert Ellis perform at Paste’s 2011 CMJ party at The Living Room or watch The Living Room promo video here:

And yes, that’s Glen Hansard and Bono performing at The Living Room earlier this year in the picture up top. You can watch that video here.

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